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What is more amazing: French Open win or Queen's win ?

Grenouille
06-15-2008, 07:01 PM
What do you think ?

Rafa not losing a set en route to his fourth French Open win, bagelling Federer and losing 3 games against Almagro.

Rafa winning the Queen's defeating grass court specialists such as Karlovic and Roddick.

Tell me !

goldenlox
06-15-2008, 07:05 PM
The FO showed he's pulling away on clay. Plus Federer is not as good this year as he was.
Queens just showed how well he competes. He could easily have lost to Karlovic. Roddick played a sloppy match.

Johnny Groove
06-15-2008, 07:09 PM
How about the fact that he did both in a span of 2 weeks :D

T2KN
06-15-2008, 07:10 PM
For him I think Queens. It's the first grass tournament he has won, must feel special.

Burrow
06-15-2008, 07:11 PM
Obviously the french open, its a grand slam...

rofe
06-15-2008, 07:11 PM
For him I think Queens. It's the first grass tournament he has won, must feel special.

I would be very surprised if Nadal considered the Queens win to be bigger than the FO.

federernadalfan
06-15-2008, 07:13 PM
both was very impressive...i say queens since it's his first

Stefanos13
06-15-2008, 07:14 PM
FO no doubt. Players wouldn't swap a Grand Slam for anything – that's what they are playing for

Queen's is an important win, but at the end of the day it's 'just another tournament'

Sunset of Age
06-15-2008, 07:14 PM
I would be very surprised if Nadal considered the Queens win to be bigger than the FO.

I guess 'bigger' isn't the appropriate term here. Of course the FO title is more important, but I indeed got the impression that his very first title on grass meant a lot to him. I'm sure this title gives him even more confidence going into Wimbly, and he has said on numerous occasions that the Wimbledon Title is the one he wants to win the most...

T2KN
06-15-2008, 07:14 PM
I would be very surprised if Nadal considered the Queens win to be bigger than the FO.

Hmmm yeah bc it's a Slam but I mean... He KNOWS he can win any clay tournament out there while with grass... Well I don't know I can't look inside his head. ;)

dan_the_man1983
06-15-2008, 07:16 PM
French Open.

He equalled Borg's record of 4 wins a row there.

Queens no doubt a great win for him, but at the end of the day a slam is better then anything in Tennis.

RogiRafaFan86
06-15-2008, 07:22 PM
The way in which he won the FO, as well as the fact that it was his 4th in a row is much more 'amazing'.

The Queens win was certainly much more unexpected. And that makes it special in a totally different way.

Mansave_75
06-15-2008, 07:24 PM
These are different things in my opinion, winning the fourth straight French Open (a Grand Slam) in the way he did is amazing as well it is big winning a grass court tournament (second most prestious after Wimbledon) for the first time when he grew up on clay entirely. Indeed all Rafa is doing is amazing. But we can't compare a high class tourney like Queen's to a Grand Slam like Roland Garros. :)

ChinoRios4Ever
06-15-2008, 08:33 PM
How about the fact that he did both in a span of 2 weeks :D

My choice too. Too bad isnt in the poll.

MyPrecious
06-15-2008, 08:39 PM
I guess the French. Too bad it couldn't have been more of match :yawn:

RAFAfan25
06-15-2008, 08:40 PM
i think they were both so important for rafa, just look at those eyes when he wins and that wide smile! he truly deserves every victory as he plays his hear out, leaves everything out there, battles till the last point and is such a gentlement afterwards! A TRUE ICON TO TENNIS AND TO THE SPORT IN GENERAL! VAMOSSSSSSSS RAFAAAAAA

*snowflake*
06-15-2008, 08:42 PM
Queens...winning FO's proven to be too easy for him

scoobs
06-15-2008, 08:45 PM
Depends on how you phrase the question.

Winning the French Open is obviously the bigger deal, but winning the fourth in a row against such a field who clearly can't leave with him on clay - it's damned impressive but to me, not amazing (in the true sense of the word, expressing stunned surprise).

Winning Queens on grass the week after winning Roland Garros on clay, and beating Roddick, Karlovic and Djokovic to do it - that, to me, actually is amazing.

FluffyYellowBall
06-15-2008, 09:23 PM
Tennis wise definately Queens NO DOUBT!
And queens is def more important to win going into Wimbledon.

Knightmace
06-15-2008, 11:23 PM
Queen's for him, too bad he won't get it. ;)

fluteluver22
06-15-2008, 11:41 PM
I say Queen's because it's his first title on grass and I'm guessing for him (not that I know what's he's thinking!) it was somewhat of a big accomplishment. Plus, I don't know if it's just me, but he seemed to be in a super good mood all week and seemed to be enjoying himself more than usual.

ryan23
06-15-2008, 11:45 PM
Obviously Queens, we all knew he would win the French this year and we all know he will win the French next year, unless some big injury crops up!

platinum
06-15-2008, 11:46 PM
Queen's because he had history against him with no Spaniard having won a grass title in 36 years...

ryan23
06-15-2008, 11:47 PM
Obviously the french open, its a grand slam...

That wasent the question- so you were amazed he won the french this year :confused:


The question wasent whats bigger or better

groundstroke
06-15-2008, 11:53 PM
French Open obviously, Queen's isn't even a Masters event, he didn't have to face Federer or other top seeds. Djokovic sure = but he choked, Karlovic was never going to win as his backhand is pathetic and Roddick has had recent injuries, he's hardly played at all in the last couple of months, think of it.

Nadal_Fanatic
06-16-2008, 12:22 AM
Queen's meant a lot to Nadal as he wants to be known more than just a clay court specialist. He is on his way with this victory. He is hoping this will keep his confidence high to win Wimbledon which is his dream.

nadal4ever
06-16-2008, 12:54 AM
How about the fact that he did both in a span of 2 weeks :D


Now that is amazing for Rafa!:eek:

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star
06-16-2008, 12:57 AM
Right. It's the two in a row. He'd trade Queens for Wimbledon in a second though. :) :)

rafa_maniac
06-16-2008, 02:04 AM
Depends on how you phrase the question.

Winning the French Open is obviously the bigger deal, but winning the fourth in a row against such a field who clearly can't leave with him on clay - it's damned impressive but to me, not amazing (in the true sense of the word, expressing stunned surprise).

Winning Queens on grass the week after winning Roland Garros on clay, and beating Roddick, Karlovic and Djokovic to do it - that, to me, actually is amazing.

My answer exactly. Winning RG is a "bigger deal", but winning Queens is the more awe inspiring accomplishment from Nadal considering the circumstances.

moon language
06-16-2008, 02:53 AM
His French Open play was outrageous and blew my mind. I am more impressed by that than the Queens win only because I expected him to win on grass sooner or later.

10nisfan
06-16-2008, 04:09 AM
These TWO WINS are BOTH AMAZING in DIFFERENT WAYS:

RG - 4th Consecutive Title in a Slam, He's just the Second Player to do it After Borg
- this one for the History Books
- he Played Well for 2 weeks, Didn't Lose a Set
- handed Fedex a Bagel, a Breadstick and Half a Pretzel

QUEENS - his First Title on Grass, the First Spaniard to do it in 36 years, also for the
History Books
- most People Expected him to Lose to Ivo, BUT He Prevailed and NOT Only Beat Ivo, but
Also BEAT Roddick and The Djoker En Route to Winning this Title

..... so IMO, BOTH are Amazing and means a Great Deal to RAFA!!!

Bibberz
06-16-2008, 04:44 AM
1. The Queen's win is more amazing because, like everyone says, it's right after RG.

2. It would have been amazing if Rafa didn't win RG.

3. RG is a grand slam and is therefore more significant. Rafa may cherish his first grass title, but a slam's a slam.